CFS Conference

02.10.2020 | 10.00 - 13.30 Uhr

The conference focused on the Commission’s forthcoming proposal for an EU framework for crypto-assets plus related topics like the German draft law for electronic securities and is jointly organized by the Center for Financial Studies together with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the Institute for Law and Finance and the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE.

A new EU framework for crypto-assets: implications for Europe’s financial services industry

You can access a recording of the conference here.






11.30 –11.50




Matthias Goldmann, Junior Professor for International Public Law and Financial Law, Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main
Markus Benzing, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLPKeynote speech:
A new EU framework for crypto-assets – the European Commission perspective
Jan Ceyssens, Head of Unit for Digital Finance, Directorate?General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA), European CommissionSpotlight on European and German legislative proposals to advance a market in crypto assets
Georg Ringe, Professor and Director of the Institute of Law & Economics at the University of Hamburg, Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law

Short break

A central bank perspective on crypto assets
Fiona van Echelpoel, Deputy Director General, Market Infrastructure and Payments, European Central Bank

New level playing field and asset safety in a digital asset world
Ines Cieslok, Managing Director & Global Head of Recovery & Resolution Legal, State Street Bank International GmbH

Short break

Panel discussion
Moderators: Mark Wahrenburg (Professor and Chair of Banking and Finance) and Matthias Goldmann, Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main
Jan Ceyssens, European Commission
Fiona van Echelpoel, European Central Bank
Swen Werner, State Street Bank International GmbH
Georg Ringe, University of Hamburg
Janina Heinz and Markus Benzing, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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